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Virginia eyes killing gas tax, raising sales tax to pay for roads

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RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday proposed eliminating the state gas tax drivers pay at the pump and raising the state sales tax to help raise $3.1 billion for desperately needed road work by 2018. McDonnell's proposal would axe the 17.5 cent-per-gallon tax on gasoline, making Virginia the first state to do so. He proposed raising the statewide sales tax from 5 percent to...

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